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Tom Toles

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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    Oh come on! The economy is improving. It’s just no bubble, therefor it seems sluggish to you. Lower your expectations and enjoy the moment. Oh, and vote out the GOP, this removes uncertainty and that in turn boosts the economy. So simple…

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    As PAJ has frequently pointed out, you can’t trust the foreign liars at the World Bank or the IMF, and you can’t trust the liberal liars who compile US statistics like the CIA or the CBO since Bush, jr left office, so I won’t bother posting those links yet again.


    All those statistical sources say the US per capita income is up by more than 10% since Obama took office, while the median income is down by about 10%.


    Which means that every rational person will try to be average and stay off the median.

  3. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, about 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Lower your expectations? That’s a fine sentiment from an ‘exceptional’ person. Is that your rationale behind voting out the GOP? Lowering your expectations for government too?

  4. mskemple

    mskemple said, about 1 year ago

    @Omnius

    Two posts in a row that are in and of themselves an oxymoron – by a ________!

  5. midas welby

    midas welby said, about 1 year ago

    @PAJ, “most” liberals “always” equate conservative opinions like yours with hate and fear primarily because of the hateful and fearful way in which you folks express them. Not much give and take any more in the world of political discourse. Sad. BTW, everyone who disagrees with you isn’t your liberal enemy, many moderates out here too. Come join us in the middle, you might be surprised how many worthwhile ideas and dreams live here. That is what used to make America strong.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Between 2008 and 2013 95% of the gains were made by the top 1%. Think about that. Also we are at the same level of inequality as it was in 1928. Cogitate on that for awhile.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @PAJ

    Don’t lump the troll Omnius with the rest of us. We don’t lump TEA Party with you do we?

  8. midas welby

    midas welby said, about 1 year ago

    @PAJ, wrong on the newbie, been here for several years now. Long enough anyway to witness the name changes that a couple contributors have gone through, Ima for example. Even had someone using a name very similar to mine post things I never would have. It is easy for all of us to jump to conclusions, thus the great need for intelligent and insightful communication rather than inciteful declarations of “fact”.

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    The only real drawback is you can never get it lit with a Progressive President and Democrats running things…

  10. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, about 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    That’s rich when you’re calling hateful names with every post against anyone and everyone who disagrees wtih your party line mantras.

  11. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    “Ah, if only America could be that kind of strong again.”

    I second your nomination. My only quarrel with the rampant partisanship is that it is just that, and that it is a major weakness on both sides of the aisle.

    They’ve been tearing it down for many decades – both parties. Or both sides of one party, whichever way you prefer to see it.

    Or to put it another way – I don’t see either side of the goverment as being ‘moderate’ in any way. I’d love to see some moderate again, but I doubt I’ll live long enough.

  12. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 1 year ago

    @cubefarmer

    “That’s rich when you’re calling hateful names with every post against anyone and everyone who disagrees wtih your party line mantras.”

    I don’t see this from TTM, or any of the other posters he nominates. Their posts are consistently thoughtful and analytical, and I have not seen that from the posters they disagree with.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    To the ’toon; the deficit, a measure of the “economy” is down another 35% as a component of GDP, and has gone DOWN every year since 2009. “Civilian” employment is UP, while “government” employment has been declining for some four years.


    No, we’re not on “Easy Street” yet, but the GOP keeps trying to keep everyone locked in a blind alley.

  14. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    they aren’t really LYING…just being mistaken at
    the top of their lungs

  15. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Nice Type II response there TM! That is the ad hominen attack. You can’t argue with the facts and logic so you attack the person making the argument instead.

    Oh, just for your edification:

    There are three responses by a Progressive Leftist to any logical fact based argument they disagree with:

    Type I: Change the subject or dodge the argument.

    Type II: The ad hominen attack.

    Type III: Stop arguing and storm off mad in a funk.

    There is a rare Type IV response. This is the incoherent psychobable but you don’t see it much.

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